Born 1941 in Pittsburgh, KS
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 11, 1981, to a seat vacated by Morell E. Sharp. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1981, and received commission on September 28, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1997-2004. Assumed senior status on July 27, 2006.
Kansas State College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University), B.S., 1963
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1966
Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1966-1981
Assistant professor of law, University of Washington, 1970-1973